Our High Quality Education

We provide high quality education at Bethany Day Nursery. We understand that children learn most effectively through play and by having strong positive role models. Our staff are experienced childcare professionals who provide children with a wide variety of different experiences each day to help them learn and develop so that they can reach their full potential.

Early Years Foundation Stage

We follow the statutory standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five. This framework:

  • sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well (including private nurseries and school nurseries)
  • ensures children are kept healthy and safe
  • ensures that children have the knowledge and skills they need to start school

Our teaching methods ensure children have the knowledge and skills that provide the right foundations for a positive start to their life. We treat each child as an individual and plan activities according to their interests and development stage. As well as staff planning activities throughout the day, the children are also given the freedom to choose activities which are of interest to them. We provide children with learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors so that they develop in all key areas and reach their full potential. We track the progress of each child by continual assessment.

Ofsted Inspection rating: GOOD

Ofsted awarded Bethany Day Nursery a ‘good’ rating at our last review. They were very impressed by the quality of care and learning at our nursery as evidenced in their report which includes the following quotes:

  • ‘Staff understand the importance of establishing warm and trusted relationships with the children in their care to enable them to feel safe and confident in their surroundings.’
  • ‘Staff create a warm and welcoming environment. Provision for outdoor play is particularly well planned and organised. Staff know children well and form close, supportive relationships with them. This helps children to settle quickly and enjoy their time at nursery.’
  • ‘Children are happy and settled in this setting. They enter eagerly and are provided with interesting and challenging experiences that cover the depth and breadth of all seven areas of learning (of EYFS). The well-organised playrooms and range of toys available to the children create a fun and interesting place for them to be.’
  • ‘Children are happy and active learners. They demonstrate a strong sense of belonging as they confidently engage in different activities. Older children are well prepared for their move on to school.’
  • ‘Parents are consulted when children start and are regularly updated through daily discussions and a daily diary….parents are well informed about all aspects of their child's progress and development.’